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identified only as ethan was kidnapped from a school bus in midland city last week by a man who shot and killed the bus driver on board. the fbi spent days negotiating with the kidnapper. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. they stormed the bunker yesterday in the afternoon after dykes became agitated and they feared ethan may be in imminent danger. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> neighbors say they heard a bang and some gunshots but authorities are releasing few details about the rescue. dykes was killed during the raid. >>> an irany war veteran accused of murder is on suicide watch in a texas jail. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. former seal chris kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> a bipartisan gun control bill will be introduced on capitol hill today. that legislation would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address the president's requested assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minne
to the community here in midland city. >> he's a special child, endured a lot. it's by the grace of god that he's okay. >> reporter: singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, relieved, and halleluia. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air grievances. >> he has a story that's important to him although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died nor any further details of the raid. teresa garcia, cbs news, midland city, alabama. >> that boy identified only as ethan will turn 6 tomorrow. >>> an iraq war vet suspected of killing a former navy seal and another man is on suicide watch in a texas jail. officials say 25-year-old eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> on capitol hill today, a b
. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sticky notes on everyone that was in there, eating a turkey sandwich, and watching spongebob. >> reporter: at the site of the standoff, federal bomb technicians are searching for possible explosives. as details emerge, we're learning the fbi operation to free ethan was calculated, meticulous, and daring. >> i thought that the fbi action yesterday was exemplary, and as i think more details are shared, you will understand why i use the word exemplary. >> reporter: we now know that five days into the standoff, while 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage underground, police say their daily negotiatio
that ethan is safe and unharmed came as a relief to the community here in midland city. >> very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's -- he's okay. >> reporter: teresa singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, hallelujah. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air some grievances. >> he has a story that's important it him. although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died, nor any further details of the raid. and anne-marie, the classes at midland elementary school resume today. surely his classmates and teachers will have a reason to rejoice. and ethan has another reason to celebrate. his 6th birthday is tomorrow. back to you. >> great. thank you very much, teresa garcia in midland city, alabama. >>> four members of the house, two republicans and two democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara
sounded like a gunshot. teresa garcia is in midland city with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the officials here are telling us they decided to move in that fbi hostage rescue team after the negotiations started deteriorating with that kidnapper. so they basically got that team ready and made a major distraction. what they did was throw in some flash bang devices. those give off a really blinding, bright light and a disorienting loud noise. fbi agents shook hands and patted each others' backs shortly after storming an underground bunker to save the 5-year-old held hostage for seven days. the boy named ethan has been reunited with his family at a local hospital and is said to be doing well. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, is dead. officials say they made the decision to raid the bunker after dykes began pacing and holding his gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker an
men caught on camera monday smashing a display case inside the zales jewelry store in pentagon city stealing 27 diamond rings. >> i had seen that and when i looked up at my desk and i saw the guy heading toward me, that was the first thing i thought. they're here, same ones. >> reporter: frederick police say they're looking into that possibility. >> we're in communication with arlington pd. we're reviewing their information and showing them our information and seeing if they link up and if they do, we'll work it cooperatively. >> reporter: in both cases it appears the bandits used a hammer to break open the display cases. in today's caper the hammer was dropped and left behind, their victims left to deal with the effects of being pepper sprayed, but they're all okay physically. >> after today's heist police say the hooded men got away in derek colored suv or truck. it was a red -- a dark colored suv or truck. it was a red sedan that was seen leaving the scene in pentagon city. >>> police believe this woman robbed two banks in a matter of minutes yesterday in northwest d.c. one rob
in a small bunker in midland city until the rescue yesterday afternoon. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspected jimmy lee dykes became agitated. former assistance director for the fbi said they used flash- bang devices and raided the bunker >>> an iraqi vet accused of killing two men is on suicide watch in texas. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after becoming aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle, who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences as a sniper. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation.
that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi
: marlie hall, cbs news, midland city, alabama. >>> it will be mr. obama's first visit to israel as president. many israelis believe mr. obama has been less than supportive. he'll also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> now to the budget. the president is proposing another stop gap measure due to kick in next month. it will temporarily deal with the so-called sequester, include a revenue increase. it's been getting a frosty welcome from republicans though. danielle nottingham has that story. >> reporter: president obama is calling for automatic stop to across the board spending. >> our economy is headed in the right direction and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year they signed off on automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the skyrocketing national debt. when they couldn't reach a larger budget then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short term fix to head off the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a ten-year plan. >> we should give
." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
a cowardly m ambush. one seriously hurt, the other killed. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence, and our brave riverside police officer. i also feel a great sadness for the injuries suffered by my officer, the second riverside officer, and the two uninvolved citizens in torrance. >> reporter: torrance was the location of yet another shooting this morning but not by dorner. the people inside this blue truck, similar in description to dorn ner's vehicle, were delivering morning newspapers, officers opened fire injuring the two inside, a sad case of mistaken identity. a city reacting to an enraged killer on the loose as he writes in his man guess skoe, i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. isr is my strength and weakness. you will now live the life of the prey. >> i would tell him to turn himself in. this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: in san diego today, there was a brief report that he may be near naval base point loma. that base went on lockdown. this man huhunt is still
for the city. 74 santa rosa. 69 in oakland. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights big changes. we will continue to be warm for the next couple of days. a cold front will drop down from north to south by tuesday in to wednesday. >> that will bring light rain. potentially a half inch. the cold air will settle into the bay area. bringing temperatures down. >> more cloud cover by the middle of next week. we had significant changes in your forecast over the next seven days. >> in the traffic center no hot spots. we do have a fog advisory in effect for your bay bridge ride. it looks hazy. turning to traffic coming from the nimitz freeway approach. traffic is light in the area. we have overnight road work. the ride is looking good in terms of no accidents. >> the san mateo bridge clear conditions the drive 12-13 minutes. >> south bound 101, the golden gate there is a dense fog forming for some of our north bay valley is. james. >> thank you erica. >> police still waiting for confirmation that the charred remains found in burn cavan in the san bernardino mountains are, in fact, those
in time for his sixth birthday on wednesday. mark, cbs news, midland city, alabama. >> as for the motive for the boy's abduction, dykes was an antigovernment survivalist and wanted to get media attention in the wake of the newtown massacre. he originally planned to kidnap two kids from the bus, but the driver who he shot to death stopped him. he even asked the fbi for a tv reporter so he could speak his peace. >>> well, it's a legendary lab, neighbors in san francisco revere the design. they even helped maintain it and enjoy walking through it daily. for years, the mystery remains, nobody knew who built it. >>> it's on the south side near anderson. kpix reporter tells us the story of who is behind it. >> reporter: at first blush, it looks like nothing more than a pile of rock than a clearing off the boulevard. but take a look from on high. this is a carefully constructed lab. >> it's very peaceful. you start to walk around it and it's really nice. >> one that this community has come to cherish. >> it appeared mysteriously, sometime in 2008. >> someone unanimously made it. >> that s
san ramon police officers can write speeding tickets that stick is for the city to have a valid speed survey. without one, it's easier for drivers to win challenges in court. so you will be able to go faster now in some parts but go too fast and it's more likely you will have to pay up. >> san ramon is good about giving tickets. a lot of people are conscientious about that. >> reporter: the city will put up 15 new signs costing about $5,000 and the new enforcement begins february 22. in san ramon, ann notarangelo, kpix 5. >>> mobile5 is live driving around san francisco. ken bastida the bay area is now equal to los angeles in terms of congestion. >> reporter: yeah. it's a real mess out here, elizabeth, as you know, trying to get to the bridge in the afternoon. we're stuck on battery street, one of the main arteries getting to the bay bridge so the folks at texas a & m university's traffic institute wanted to do a study. they did it basically looking back at the 2011 numbers to figure out how many hours are wasted driving every day by commut
city for us. mark? >> reporter: scott, over the course of a week of negotiations, the fbi and dykes developed a routine. he would ask for supplies; they would leave them at the entrance of his underground bunker. the fbi's hostage rescue team exploited that routine to end the stand-off. this video is our first glimpse of the dykes' property, the scene of the seven-day stand- off. sources tell us, when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies yesterday and reached up to open the door, he was off-balance and vulnerable. agents believed ethan would be away from the ladder and relatively protected. when rescue team members above dykes saw the door open, they dropped two stun grenades. the noise and blinding flashes disoriented him. within seconds, four team members entered the bunker. officials believe he fired a shot at them but missed. they returned fire multiple times, killing dykes and rescuing the boy. these recent photos show ethan with his mother. she released a statement of thanks today. it said, "i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight-- my sweet little bo
, every time i have ever stepped in the stadium, what i receive was pure love. >> the city is going crazy for the ravens. the world champions. baltimore ravens. >> people here could not escape the idea that they were part of sports celebration history. >> so many people, i've never seen so many people. >> if anybody has a chance, if you didn't get here yesterday, you wouldn't be here today. >> back live now talking a look at mnt bank stadium. again, such an incredible afternoon here. i think for a lot of the fans and many of them who can't afford regular season tickets, this was free today. for many of these fans, this was like being at the super bowl itself except without the 49ers and without those thousand dollar plane tickets to new orleans. they loved it and it was clear that the ravens were emotionally touched and they loved it, too. when i come back at6:00, you'll hear some of their reactions after they witnessed all of this. reporting live in baltimore, scott broom, wusa9. >> all right, tremendous passion and a whole lot of love. thank you, scott. >> we have more video and p
that helps other victims. and stacy head, the new orleans city council talking about the blackout. dean heller, dr. helen fisher with match.com, unveiling new numbers on singles in america. berman. no offense, mrs. berman. just kidding and comedian and author heather mcdonald. >> we haven't even started and i'm in trouble. it's tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> and our starting point this morning. new details behind the six-day or deal for a 5-year-old boy held captive in an underground bunker in alabama. little ethan back in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they
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with anybody being overly intoxicated. >> city crew had cleared street debris and garbage bin hidden to prevent rowdy from setting them on fire like they did after the world series. tow away signs also posted on streets in north beach and in the mission. but there was a a costly faux pas. city law requires that tow away signs be posted 24 hours before cars can be towed. so that drivers can have adequate warning. signs were posted 0too late on a stretch of 24th street and also on 3 blocks of mission street. but cars were towed and brought here to the impound lot. these vacationers from belgium are among those who have to pay the expensive fee to get their car back. >> do you know how much it cos cost. >> yes. i think 500 dollar for car and we have 2 cars. so 1,000. >>reporter: but the city says it will reimburse those towed illegally. riccardo whose car was towed doesn't believe it. reimburse what you do you thin think. >> i don't know good luck trying to get that from them. >>reporter: mta the man pal transportation agency is setting up the procedures to reimburse those drivers inclu
we're on the ground pressing the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed asking the ban be dropped. >> scouting was a real refuge for me. it was a place where i didn't have to deal with my sexuality and i felt accepted regardless. >> reporter: ahead the motto and the movement. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. this morning, little etha
: marlie hall for cbs news, midland city, alabama. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, overseas markets got a boost and postal problems. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> and good morning to you, anne-marie. well, top official's resignation from the bank of japan spurred asian markets this morning. tokyo's nikkei jumped 3% to close out a four-year high while hong kong's hang sang sank half a percent. wall street bounced back tuesday from its biggest loss in the year thanks to surging home prices and strong earnings reports. the dow shot up 99 points to close at 13,979 while the nasdaq gained 40 points. >>> the end of an era at the post office may be near. after losing $16 billion last year, the postmaster general is expected to announce today plans to cut costs. one plan mentioned in the past includes ending saturday delivery for first-class mail. the postal service has already slashed hours and trimmed its work force by 35%. >>> rumors about dell giving up on wall street and going private are true. the struggling computer com
for kidnapping a 5-year-old boy, brian, remains a mystery. >> gabe gutierrez at the scene, midland city, alabama tonight. gabe, thanks. >>> with that situation resolved, now to the event that focused so much of the nation's attention last night. and according to the early nielson numbers, an average of 108 million tv viewers in the u.s. tuned in for all or part of the game last night, ranking it the third-most watched tv event of all-time. the host city of new orleans needed a great outing, and they were having one right up until the lights went out. tonight, the questions there continue, including how it is the world's leading super power can't keep the lights on during a football game. nbc's janet shamlian was there for all of it. she joins us tonight from new orleans. janet, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. we were in the superdome when the lights went out and tonight officials don't have much more information than they did in the moments after it happened last night. there are questions about how with all the planning and precautions something like this could have gone wrong.
call me today. you'll be glad you did. cannonbox! [splash!] >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with juju chang. >> good evening, everyone i'm juju chang. tonight the harrowing standoff that captivated the nation ends in relief as the kidnapped five-year-old boy is rescued from the underground bunker where he was held hostage for seven grueling days. president obama praised the fbi on the daring raid that safely freed the little boy. with the details still unfolding we would like to welcome gio benitez to the broadcast for the first time with the latest from midland, alabama. >> reporter: a happy ending in alabama where the boy kidnapped from a school bus is safe. a new picture of five-year-old ethan. >> i have been to the hospital. i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal five to six-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. abc news learned authorities inserted a camera into the bunker and monster his movements. they positioned the s.w.a.t. team
in midland city, the community came together for an early birthday celebration. ethan turned 6 on wednesday. kurt gregory, nbc news. >>> democrats on a retreat in maryland will get a visit from the president as he rallied support for his second term budget including automatic spending that kicks in march 1st. tracie potts has reaction from republicans. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. president obama is telling congress they got $85 billion in automatic cuts coming at the end of this month, they should work on a temporary fix while they're working on a permanent budget. but republicans say the focus really needs to be on even deeper spending cuts. and we also have a new forecast from the nonpartisan congressional budget office. they're saying that unemployment may remain high through 2014 and drop after that. but that we're looking at the smallest budget deficit since president obama has been in office, well under $1 trillion at $845 billion. and they say federal revenue, going up 25% in part because of that fiscal cliff deal. >>> well, a major decision expected from the b
blackwell is live from midland city. and victor, ethan turns six today. it's his birthday and this morning new details about his rescue. >> reporter: john, we also have new details about the seemingly premeditated method of this operation to kidnap ethan and for the first time we are seeing the crime scene thanks to new photos from the fbi. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe of fbi says dykes told agents to use to communicate and we now know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second explosive inside the bunker. jimmy davis jr. is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood and nailed together with things and stuff as a door to open to it. >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. . >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. the hostage rescue team snuck in a tiny camera. in mr. dik >> mr. dyke
with the jewelry inside. fox 5's lauren demarco has the details. >> it happened at fashion center at pentagon city earlier today. the suspects were in and out in under a minute and tonight they're still on the loose. >> we can say it's a smash and grab job. >> within a matter of seconds police say four suspects walk into this zales jewelry store, bust open a case and make off with handfuls of jewelry. police say they took 27 diamond rings. >> and approximate value of $128,000. >> surveillance video shows at least one of the men using a hammer to break through the protective glass. then all four grab what they can. officials say no employees or customers were hurt. >> no threats were made. the employe feared for their safety, so they backed away. >> it happened after 11 a.m. inside the fashion center at pentagon city. >> it's a shock to hear at 11:00 broad daylight, a lot of people. >> mall employee anthony glover says he'll be extra careful in the suspects are caught. >> they do make my a little nervous, you know. have to watch myself. >> after grabbing the rings the suspects ran for the nearest e
city, alabama, gabe guttierez, a tough few days. another emotional day ahead, i suspect. >> reporter: that's right. this afternoon mourners are preparing to remember that slain bus driver. police appear willing to wait this one out. as police towed the school bus from the crime scene friday, investigators released the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asberger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> we understand he's got supplies there. he's got food there. but this is a young child five years old. has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news has confirmed dykes served in the u.s. navy in the 60s. he served various awards, a good conduct med methal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday those honors seem very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus drive refused, plea say dykes shot and killed him and made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before
city, the community came together for an early birthday celebration. ethan turns 6 on wednesday. kirk gregory, nbc news. >>> senate democrats on a retreat in maryland will get a visit from the president today to rally support for his second term budget including a request to delay spending cuts that kick in on march 1st. tracie potts has reaction from republicans and the latest nonpartisan budget forecast. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president says in order to delay the $85 billion in cuts coming at the end of this month, congress needs to pass yet another temporary fix while they continue working on a permanent budget. the focus for republicans is more spending cuts. that is likely where we expect to see a clash at some point. they want to see even deeper cuts than we've already seen. house speaker john boehner says it's the only way to fix our jobs problem in this country. meantime, the nonpartisan congressional budget office is predicting high unemployment continued through 2014 but, this is a big but, a lower deficit, the smallest since president obama's been in o
gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement official tells nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was holding a 5-year-old, known only as ethan, captive. >> very special child. he has been through a lot. he has endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. >> reporter: the two spent 143 hours in the underground shelter, stocked with supplies. law enforcement officials watching closely every minute from the ground and the air, using small, unmanned aircraft. based on sketches from a neighbor who says he was once inside dykes' bunker, we now know the shelter had a hatch and ladder and pvc pipe that, at times was used to communicate with dykes actually ran sideways, 50 yards under ground to his property. authorities were able to get a camera inside the bunker. though they're
. on special report we will have a live report in midland city on the end to the seeing siege. the 5-year-old boy is safe and the kidnaper is dead. president obama says he needs more revenue to cut the deficit. he says he's talking about closing tax loopholes ones that benefit high income earners. the president was in minnesota today to talk about gun control. he asked members of his audience in minneapolis to press congress to take actions on proposals such as universal background checks for gun booirs. former official of the united nations nuclear energy says iran will produce enough fuel to make a nuclear bomb every two months. iran has not decided whether to pursue nuclear weapons. special report in washington starts. >> moments ago we heard from law enforcement and aut thoefrities regarding the release of the 5-year-old little boy who has been held captive for 7 days in alabama. let's go to jonathan for the latest. >> kimberly certainly some significant developments here mid afternoon people at the press site heard some sort of a boom. at the time we couldn't tell whether it was gun
. how you pitch it. >> there is a twist. a twist, especially in new york city, you were telling us about. we'll get to that later. later on. new jersey's governor pokes fun at himself on late night network tv. by chowing down on doughnuts. what was chris christie trying to prove? that is in "the skinny," also coming up. >> obviously his weight is a big issue, no pun intended. little fun. here all week. and glad you came back for a second day. didn't scare you off yesterday. >> no, you tried. you tried hard. >> tried my best. >> the pictures of me were awful. >> please. it was fun. >> it was good fun. i am happy to be back. got a little sleep. thank you, devon, for not crying until i had gotten four hours of sleep. instead of seven i was hoping for. it is great. happy to be back. he is awesome. >> excellent. nice. officially going to be indoctrinated into the overnight world today. because willis is back from his little vacation. >> yeah! i'm here! >> willis, quiet, subtle member of our staff. he always takes. a liking to the female co-anchors on the show. got a little freaky-deaky in him
york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of this storm you get rain. that's the d.c. area. right along the coastal areas, where you see this flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal flooding in ar
is peninsulaing why we're doing what we're -- explaining why we're do what we're doing. i went to an inner city school, private school in the district of columbia yesterday. it sprung out of a desire to give the kids who are trapped in some of these failing schools a fair shot in actually quality education so their future could be better. this is why we're doing it. we're doing it to help the families of that school and all others around america who want a better future. and, you know, our party has always stood for the conservative philosophy of self-reliance, of faith in the individual, accountability in government. but what we're trying to do is to explain that these proposals of ours actually can help people. and we'd love to see the democrats join us in trying to set aside differences and seeing if we can come together to actually give some relief to the millions of americans, frankly, who just want their life to work again. >> but some who look at the proposals, those on immigration and other, that you make in the speech saying including some of your aides, you're just tweaking and rebran
mother. abc's correspondent reports on the unfolding drama from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: after a week-long standoff a happy day in alabama where the little boy kidnapped from the school bus is safe. a new picture of 5-year-old ethan. >> i have been to the hospital. i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. abc news has learned authorities were able to insert a high-tech camera into the bunker and monitor dykes' movements. when they be kale increasingly concerned he might act out they positioned the swat team near the entrance and used an explosive charge to get into the bunker and neutralize dykes. the s standoff began last tuesd when the suspect boarded a school bus and threatened the kids. dykes allegedly shot and killed the bus driver and kidnapped ethan. 5-year-old ethan believed to have autism was held captive in the underground bunker, 6 x 8 while police and swat teams above ground carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. dykes allowed what authorities called comfort item to be sent down the pipe, t
: adam housley live for us. adam, thanks. the new york city woman beaten to death in turkey may have had a secret lover. this is new today. her name is sarai sierra. she was supposed to return from a trip to istanbul last month. investigators found her body there near ancient ruins. somebody had beaten her beyond recognition. this is new. she was dressed only in a t-shirt and panties. now foxnews.com reports that a man investigators have been questioning has apparently admitted, yes, he did have an affair with her and the "new york post," which this network's parent company owns, reports fbi agents say she was hanging with a criminal element during her trip. sierra's husband and brother went to turkey to try to find her before investigators discovered the body. they have since headed home but the investigation is far from over. no more regular mail on saturdays, that's it. at least come august. the head of the u.s. postal service says that will be the new normal starting at the end of the summer. officials tell us the agency is losing $25 million a day. it had to do something. here is wh
the latest from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: so often, we're telling stories that have truly tragic endings. but this day is different. this story is about a little boy's rescue. overnight, 5-year-old ethan, seen here in a photo obtained there, 42 in atlanta and had a couple of sprinkles trying to come on the of the skies here and been tough to get that and we have some clouds in the area and we'll see those dissipate in into the moring and the afternoon. we're at 50 degrees on the way and to the middle and upper 50s and with that five-day forecast, sunny in the morning and the next chance of rain on thursday. the updated computer models throughout the morning and that is information for you i will have today on channel 2 action news at noon . >> and join us throughout the morning. we're all on at with quarterback cool. >> when you're in your car, tune in to 95.5 fm and am 750 news talk wsb. >> and we'll see you again tomorrow morning at 4:30 and "good morning america" is income. have a great tuesday. eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the
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